I felt much the same as you in regards to elevating and for the first couple of days I was really leery on trying to self maneuver my leg into an elevated position. However, after a few days the uncomfortable tightness and then the further migration of the edema convinced me to try the therapy.Okay, @Layla and any other person who might have an answer: can someone tell me if elevating one’s operated legs is essential? I find it uncomfortable and it makes me really more stiff. I’m okay with icing but it would be so much more comfortable doing so just sitting in bed with legs extended flat. If I don’t elevate will bad things happen?!! I’d much prefer to skip it. And I am wearing the compression leggings, vigorously wiggling my feet and ankles and getting up and walking every hour.
I definitely have that happen, even before the surgery. Just accept the grump and remember it will pass, at least that's what I try to do.I think I am just feeling grumpy tonight, no real reason for this as nothing's changed particularly